While dramatic weight loss can have many benefits both physically and mentally, it can also lead to excess, sagging skin that doesn’t snap back after the weight is lost. Surgical body contouring is a solution to remove excess skin and fat while improving the shape of the underlying tissues for a more proportionate body silhouette.

What is Post-Bariatric Surgery?

Post-bariatric surgery refers to surgery after bariatric surgery and massive weight loss. Typical procedures include:

  • Breast Reduction- reduces the size of too-large breasts.
  • Breast Lift- corrects sagging, drooping breasts.
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)- corrects sagging skin on the abdomen and tightens weakened or separated abdominal muscles.
  • Panniculectomy- eliminates excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen.
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)- corrects sagging of the upper arms.
  • Thigh Lift (Thighplasty)- removes sagging skin on the inner thigh.

Occasionally, medical insurance can help cover some or all of the cost of the procedure.

Who is a Good Candidate for Post-Bariatric Surgery?

Individuals whose weight loss has stabilized, are healthy nonsmokers, and who are committed to leading a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and fitness can often benefit from post-bariatric surgery. A consultation with Dr. Newman can help to determine if this procedure is right for you.

The Post-Bariatric Surgery Procedure

Post-bariatric surgery can be done under intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Depending on the procedure(s) that you have chosen to undergo, the incision patterns will vary. Body contouring is often completed in stages; however, Dr. Newman will create an individualized treatment plan to help achieve your aesthetic goals.

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Dr. Newman and his staff I wish I could give them a 10 star rating. From day one they were very professional and gave me exactly what I asked for. – Leisa M.

Downtime and Recovery

During your post-bariatric surgery recovery, dressing or bandages will be applied to your incisions. Small, thin tubes may also be placed under the skin to help drain any excess fluid from the treatment sites. You will be given specific instructions on how to care for your surgical sites to help ensure optimal results. The length of your recovery time will vary depending on the number of procedures you had done and the extent of these procedures. While results are often visible almost immediately, it can two or more years to see final results.

Weight loss is the first step in revealing the new you. Post-bariatric surgery can help complete the journey! Contact our office today to get started!